Former Dutch prime minister, Wim Kok, dies at 80

Former Dutch prime minister, Wim Kok, dies at 80

FILE PHOTO: Dutch Prime Minister Wim Kok announces the resignation of the Dutch government in The Hague, April 16, 2002. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen/File Photo October 20, 2018 AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Wim Kok, Dutch prime minister from 1994 to 2002, died on Saturday of heart failure, his Labour Party said in a statement. Kok, who was 80, oversaw a period of strong economic growth in the Netherlands, leading three centrist coalitions. (Reporting by Toby Sterling; Editing by…

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Hundreds of thousands take to streets in London demanding second Brexit vote

Hundreds of thousands take to streets in London demanding second Brexit vote

FILE PHOTO: A European Union flag is held in front of the Big Ben clock tower in Parliament Square during a ‘March for Europe’ demonstration against Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, central London, Britain July 2, 2016. REUTERS/Paul Hackett/Files October 20, 2018 By Andrew MacAskill and Amanda Ferguson LONDON/BELFAST (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of supporters of the European Union marched through London on Saturday in the biggest demonstration so far to demand…

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro to propose independent central bank if elected: report

Brazil’s Bolsonaro to propose independent central bank if elected: report

FILE PHOTO: Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro attends a news conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil October 11, 2018. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes October 20, 2018 SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil’s far-right presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro would propose a formally independent central bank if elected as a way to limit political interference, Brazilian newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo. Although the Brazilian central bank enjoys administrative autonomy, it is one of the few remaining major central banks in…

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Italy’s coalition partners meet to patch up tax amnesty row

Italy’s coalition partners meet to patch up tax amnesty row

FILE PHOTO: Italian Deputy PM Luigi Di Maio speaks during a news conference in Cairo, Egypt August 29, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany/File Photo October 20, 2018 MILAN (Reuters) – The leaders of Italy’s ruling coalition parties met on Saturday to patch up a row over a disputed tax amnesty which has threatened to undermine the anti-establishment government. The coalition included the amnesty among measures to fund costly electoral promises which are set to sharply…

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Kasatkina denies Tunisian Jabeur to lift Kremlin Cup

Kasatkina denies Tunisian Jabeur to lift Kremlin Cup

Tennis – Kremlin Cup – Women’s singles – Final – Moscow, Russia – October 20, 2018 Daria Kasatkina of Russia reacts during a match against Ons Jabeur of Tunisia. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin October 20, 2018 (Reuters) – Home favorite Daria Kasatkina roared back from a set and 4-1 down to win the Kremlin Cup in Moscow on Saturday, denying Tunisian qualifer Ons Jabeur a first WTA title for her country. Last year’s runner-up Kasatkina survived a…

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Indian officials exchange blame for train plowing into festival crowd

Indian officials exchange blame for train plowing into festival crowd

People gather at the site of an accident after a commuter train traveling at high speed ran through a crowd of people on the rail tracks on Friday, in Amritsar, India, October 20, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi October 20, 2018 By Sudarshan Varadhan AMRITSAR, India (Reuters) – India’s railway officials and local community leaders traded blame on Saturday over an accident in which a train ran over scores of people gathered on the railway tracks for…

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Assad, Russian officials meet in Damascus, discuss situation in Syria

Assad, Russian officials meet in Damascus, discuss situation in Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad meets with Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari in Damascus, Syria October 15, 2018. SANA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THIS IMAGE October 20, 2018 MOSCOW (Reuters) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met representatives of Russia’s foreign and defense ministries in Damascus on Friday, Russia’s foreign ministry said in a statement on Saturday. During the meeting, they discussed…

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As cabinet row rumbles, Greek PM hails Macedonia name change

As cabinet row rumbles, Greek PM hails Macedonia name change

Newly appointed Greek Foreign Minister and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras delivers a speech during a hand over ceremony at the Foreign Ministry, in Athens, Greece, October 20, 2018. REUTERS/Costas Baltas October 20, 2018 ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Saturday welcomed the approval by Macedonia’s parliament of a proposed change to the country’s name as a decisive step toward ending decades of discord between the two neighbors. Macedonia’s parliament approved the proposed…

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Italy would never leave the euro of its own will: minister

Italy would never leave the euro of its own will: minister

FILE PHOTO: European Affairs Minister Paolo Savona adjusts his glasses as he holds a news conference at the Foreign Press Club in Rome, Italy June 12, 2018 REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi/File Photo October 20, 2018 MILAN (Reuters) – Italy would never willingly choose to leave the single currency and would drop out only if it were forced to, Italian European Affairs Minister Paolo Savona said on Saturday in a televised speech. The sustainability of Italy’s 2.3 trillion…

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Chinese premier tells European, Asian leaders Beijing will continue reform

Chinese premier tells European, Asian leaders Beijing will continue reform

FILE PHOTO: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrives at the ASEM leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw October 20, 2018 BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said at a meeting between Asian and European leaders in Brussels that China will continue to open up its economy, push forward reforms and improve its business environment, the official Xinhua News Agency reported on Saturday. Li said Asian and European countries need…

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